PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A new report looking into the self-driving Uber car that hit and killed a woman last year in Tempe found a major flaw in the software.

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It discovered that the Uber car could not detect pedestrians outside the crosswalk. A 400-page report issued this week by the National Transportation Safety Board found the vehicle detected 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg about six seconds before hitting her while she attempted to jaywalk at night.

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According to the report, the software on the autonomous Uber initially classified her as another vehicle moving in the same direction, before reclassifying her as a bicycle that was "static."

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Gov. Doug Ducey first welcomed Uber to use Arizona as a test lab for their new driverless technology in 2016. It was after the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registrations from the self-driving fleet of cars.

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Following the deadly crash in March 2018, Ducey suspended Uber's testing operations, and a spokesman for his office said they are still reviewing the National Transportation Safety Board report.

But Rep. Diego Rodriguez, a Democrat from Phoenix, raising concerns that the deadly crash is the consequence of lax regulations in Arizona.

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"At a minimum, we should be making sure that our citizens aren't exposed to unreasonable safety risks, which is what this report is describing to me, an unreasonable safety risk," he said Wednesday.

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Since taking office in 2015, the governor has welcomed companies that produce cutting-edge technologies with open arms and has touted his administration's goal of cutting business red tape and regulations.

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Arizona prosecutors have said that Uber was not at fault in the accident, while the Tempe Police Department said the crash was likely unavoidable.


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